Air Zimbabwe warned its striking pilots that they could be sacked unless they return to work, the country’s state media has reported.
The pilots are on the third day of a strike over pay which has seen all the airline´s planes grounded.
The airline has begun hiring planes and pilots from Quaries, the South African private airline to cover its schedules.
The action is over pay rates with pilots being paid USD 1200 rather than their full salaries of USD 2500.
Jonathan Kadzura, the airline’s chairman, was quoted in the state-run Zimbabwe Herald: "If they do not go back to work inside 24 hours, legal and disciplinary action will be taken."
Air Zimbabwe´s financial situation has worsened over years with declining passenger numbers, increasing losses and debt amid the country´s economic and political crisis.